Clock Screen Saver

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About

The Clock Sreen Saver is a DCE device that you can run under Orbiter to provide a clock display on your screen when the Orbiter screen timeout is reached. The Clock Screen Saver can be used to replace the Photo Screen Saver or it can be installed on standalone Orbiter devices.

The Clock Screen Saver has been produced to replace the existing Orbiter clock that appears when the screen saver timeout is reached and no child screen saver device is installed. The old Orbiter clock used some trickery in Orbiter to refresh the screen continually to enable the screen updates. This has caused excessive cpu usage on certain devices. The old Orbiter clock has been disabled now and if you wish to continue that functionality you will need to install the Clock Screen Saver as a child device of the appropriate Orbiter device.

Configuration

The Clock Screen Saver, DT #2313, is configurable on an individual basis and uses minimal cpu.

Configuration Data:

time_style|24|
time_font|/usr/share/fonts/truetype/HelveticaNeue-UltraLight.ttf|
time_size|250|
time_color|255,255,255,255|
bkg_color|0,0,0,255|
bkg_image|myimage.png|
bkg_location|fit|

Parameters:

  • time_style - can be one of "24", "12", "AMPM"
  • time_font - the location of the font you wish to use
  • time_size - the font size for the time
  • time_color - the font colour for the time (red, green, blue, alpha)
  • bkg_color - the screen background colour (red, green, blue, alpha)
  • bkg_image - the location of the background image for behind the time
  • bkg_location - the render location for the bkg_image "centered", "home", "tiled", "fit"